Giant Inflatable Crossing To Be Installed In Stapleford In ‘Political Protest,
A giant inflatable pedestrian crossing will be installed near a Stapleford retirement complex in a ‘political protest’.
Carpenter Court, in Hickings Lane, welcomed its first homeowners around a month ago.
As part of the original plans, the developer paid £40,000 to install a pedestrian crossing – which has yet to be installed.
And Richard MacRae, Independent Councillor for Stapleford North, has organised for a blow-up crossing to be installed on Wednesday, March 7.
He said: “We have many residents of various ages who will also be there to use the crossing and who all are waiting for the crossing to be installed.
“The is in protest at the fact that Broxtowe Borough Council has not had the pedestrian crossing installed on Hickings Lane between Ewe Lamb Lane and Washington Drive.”
It is a new development offering 48 one and two-bedroom apartments for the over 60s.
“The council were given £40,000 to have a crossing installed at this location by McCarthy and Stone as part of the conditions when they applied for planning permission to 48 new properties for over 60 year olds,” added Mr MacRae.
“The condition was no-one can move in until the crossing was installed.
“Well McCarthy and Stone paid the £40,000 to Broxtowe Borough Council over 18 months ago and despite the fact new residents have moved in the crossing has not been built.”
A Broxtowe Borough Council spokesman previously said: “The pedestrian crossing was part of the original application and has been paid for by the developers.
“The design work is currently underway to determine the precise type and location of the crossing.”